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2016 has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year for films; so it totally makes sense that one of only two truly great films I’ve seen this year actually came out last year. Embrace of the Serpent, the Colombian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, has finally made its way into the area. And it’s stunningly almost as good as everyone claimed. For the third time since Mad Max:...


Captain-america-civil-war-iron-man United in Praise

At the end of the first Iron Man, when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) popped up to mention “The Avengers Initiative,” it launched what can only be described as the most massive collective nerdgasm in this or any quantum parallel reality. Since then, there have been minor nerdquake aftershocks (seeing the team together for the first time, hearing Captain America [Chris Evans] first bark out orders, the insane...


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On two separate occasions, I was called a troll by screenwriter Max Landis, the son of legendary director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers). Before we get to the “why” of that, and why I’m just so incredibly proud that it happened, we have to (potentially legally) start with a caveat.

What follows here is my personal recollection and reaction to a series of events that unfolded on Twitter. At no point...


La-et-mn-key-peele-movie-sxsw-keanu-premiere-t-001 Can Mew Dig It?

You either find it unbearably funny that a suburban dad named Clarence finds himself in a stripclub called HPV surrounded by hardcore gangsters who force him to take on a more “bad-ass name”—and that the “bad-ass name” he comes up with is “Shark Tank”—or you don’t. If you don’t, you are going to blipping hate Keanu. It is a relentless barrage of a slow-motion kitten frolicking wearing a do-rag while a street gang...


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